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Emmett Coin
Speech Scientist
ejTalk


Emmett Coin leads the R&D effort for human-computer conversation systems where he creates, explores and evangelizes conversation engines that permit computers to carry on real-time intelligent and human-like conversations with people. Emmett's experience with speech spans more than 30 years. He is currently focused on the "Cassandra Project" which incorporates the advanced ejTalker engine technology into an intelligent, extendable synthetic agent.

Emmett is the Industrial Poet and founder of ejTalk. As Industrial Poet, he sets ejTalk's guiding principles for enduring designs: Spare, evocative, reliable, and scalable, industrial-strength solutions.


Conference Sessions By Emmett Coin
SpeechTEK 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. STKU-8: Advanced Dialogue Techniques for Intelligent Virtual Agents

SpeechTEK 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. SD101: Heading Toward Intelligent Agents: Examining the Path Ahead

SpeechTEK 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. D204: Automatically Generate Call Flows

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. D303: Smart Synthetic Agents

SpeechTEK 2009
Monday, August 24 2009
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. SD104: New Dialog Engine Paradigms

SpeechTEK 2008
Tuesday, August 19
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. C201: Natural Language Processing: Automaticity

Wednesday, August 20
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. D302: Testing
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. D304: Tuning Tips

SpeechTek 2007
Monday, August 20
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. E103: New Language Specifications

Tuesday, August 21
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. D201: Speech Applications for Emergencies

Wednesday, August 22
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. E302: Tuning Speech Applications for Maximum Performance, Part 2

Articles By Emmett Coin

Speech is NOT Dialog

Is there a difference between speech recognition and conversation management? The recognizer hears what was said and then the computer just does something and responds, right? Actually there are big differences between the problem of deciphering the words contained in an utterance and the problem of carrying on a conversation.
Posted 21 May 2002 - May/June 2002 Issue - by Emmett Coin
 
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